3 Ways to Boot into Safe Mode on Windows 10

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Have you just upgraded your PC to Windows 10 and the old F8 button is not working to boot into Safe Mode?

Well, you guessed it right, there is another way to access the Safe Mode

For newbies, the Safe Mode is used by technicians and advanced users to fix some issues and remove malware without blockages as it disables all services and auto-start programs and only essential settings are accessible.

In this tutorial, you will discover 3 ways to boot into Safe Mode without hassle, these easy steps will save you a ton of time and it’s up to you to choose the one you find most useful.

In the first method, we will be using the Settings app, in the second we will use the Start menu and in the third, we will use the old “MSConfig” command.

Let’s go!

Access Safe Mode with 3 Methods on Windows 10

1. Boot in Safe Mode Using Settings App

In the first method, we will use the Settings app, the new app that came with Windows 10 to centralize all settings in one place.

Open the Settings app using the Windows+I keyboard shortcut or from the Start menu.

Click on “Update & Security“.

Under the “Recovery” page click on “Restart now” under “Advanced startup“.

Wait for a couple of seconds…

Click on “Troubleshoot“.

Click on “Advanced options“.

Click “Startup Settings“.

Click “Restart“.

Choose the proper Safe Mode you desire, personally I always choose “5) Safe Mode with Networking“, so I press 5 with Num Lock turned ON.

Now I can access Safe Mode with internet still connected.

2. Access Advanced Startup Using Start Menu

For you to access the “Advanced Settings” startup menu all you have to do is hold Shift key and press “Power” > “Restart“.

Now do the same steps as before once your blue screen shows up…

3. Boot into Safe Mode Using Msconfig

Now for the fastest way to boot into Safe Mode on Windows 10 and older Windows versions.

Open Run prompt using Windows+R keyboard shortcut, type in msconfig and click “OK“.

Open the “Boot” tab, check “Safe boot” and select “Network”. Click “OK“.

Click “Restart“.

This option can be disabled whenever you ended your work on Safe Mode, just do msconfig and disable the option “Safe boot” and restart your PC.

If you have any questions about Safe Mode you are welcome to post them on the comments section below.

Thank you for sharing dear reader ;)



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